Govt amending IT rules for intermediaries for third-party content

The govt is working on amending the IT rules for intermediaries like Facebook, Google to make them more responsive and accountable for the content uploaded on their platforms; rules are currently being finalised. Section 79(1) of the ITA 2020, grants intermediaries a conditional immunity with regard to the third-party content. The intermediaries, relatable to Article 19(2) of the Indian Constitution, are expected to disable any unlawful content.

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